July 20, 1942 - July 4, 2019
Rhoda Corene Myers, 76, of Wichita, Kansas, passed away at 1:10 a.m., Thursday, July 4th, 2019 peacefully at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice. Rhoda, the fourth child of George Claire Stewart, Sr. and Cora Louisa Lehman Stewart was born July 20, 1942 in Minneapolis, KS, where her parents were co-pastors of the First Baptist Church. Her sister Ena Lucille was 22, brother George was 19, and sister Ramona was 8. Rhoda’s daddy died when she was 6, and she had fond memories of him. Rhoda moved with her mother who was Youth Director and then Pastor in Baptist churches in Pratt and then Preston where she graduated from high school in 1960. She went on to Ottawa University where she received her degree in Elementary Education in 1964 and began teaching in Wichita. Rhoda completed her Master’s Degree of Educational Psychology in Learning Disabilities in 1977. Most significantly in her career, she taught 3rd and 4th grades at Ingalls Elementary for 30 years. She was the “mother” of the plan which resulted in Ingalls World of Knowledge Magnet becoming the first magnet school in Wichita. She retired in 2002 after 38 years of teaching, only to continue substituting for many more years. Over the years, she received many awards, including runner-up for Teacher of the Year in Wichita Public Schools. Rhoda and Glen Myers were married in 1968. They accepted foster children into their home, and Gerri and JaNet continued to live with them into adulthood. Glen died in 2017. Rhoda enjoyed music and her church family, and was Minister of Music at Sunnyside Baptist Church for many years. She loved her family, her Lord, and always brought laughter and fun to every gathering. It’s fitting that she celebrated her first day in heaven July 4, 2019. Rhoda’s daughter, JaNet Givens, resides in Wichita at Arrowhead West adult support center. Rhoda will be missed by nine nieces and nephews - Dwayne (Donna) Uhrig, Phyllis (Larry) Scherich, Verlyn (Sandy) Uhrig, Myrla Walkley, Janis (Larry) Sigle, Brenda (Royce) Wilson, Angela (Monty) Lewis, Gayla (Jamie) Slaugenhop, and Audrey Sims, great-nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, other relatives, and many friends. Graveside gathering at Wichita Park Cemetery, Old Mission at 3 pm on Thursday, July 11, 2019. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Rhoda Myers Memorial Fund and can be sent in care of the Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, 222 W. Euclid St., McPherson, KS 67460.
Rhoda Corene Myers, 76, of Wichita, Kansas, passed away at 1:10 a.m., Thursday, July 4th, 2019 peacefully at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice. Rhoda, the fourth child of George Claire Stewart, Sr. and Cora Louisa Lehman Stewart was born July 20,... View Obituary & Service Information
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